Democracy in Europe; A History Volume 2

Democracy in Europe; A History Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...ribbon was appointed to be worn in the button-hole of every good citizen. Such were the playthings of the revolution. In its more serious form, the revolutionary spirit of former times was also revealed. The tranquil rule of the bourgeoisie was overthrown. The clubs, which had ciuhs re-been closed, were now reopened, and reopened. sume( their dangerous activity. The streets and environs of Paris were still crowded by the insurgents, by workmen out of employment, and by the convicts, thieves, and ruffians of that vast city.2 To avoid general plunder, it was necessary that this hun-Nationai gry multitude should be fed. The provi-wortshops. sional government decreed that employment should be ensured to all citizens; and, by opening national workshops, they at once met this pressing danger, and gratified the socialists. The city was still in possession of the populace: the municipal guard had been disbanded, and the troops sent out of Paris; and, for the double purpose of protection and of the employment of dangerous protiiaires, the government 1 This was done without the consent of Lamartine, who said, ' Ne commengons pas la revolution par un ridicule; la noblesse est abolie, mais on n'abolit ni les souvenirs ni les vanites.'--Hist, de la Riv. de 1848, livrex. ch. 1. 5 The populace of Paris may be compared with that of Rome, in the days of Catiline, as described by Sallust;--' Sed urbana plebes, ea vero prseceps ierat multis de causis. Primum omnium, qui ubique probro, atque petulantia mnxume prsestabant: item alii, per dedecora, patrimoniis amissis; postremo omnes, quos flagitium, aut facinus domo expulerat, hi Romam, sicuti in sentinam, confluxe-rant.'--Bellum Catilinarium, 30. organised the Garde Mobile from the men who had lately fought upon more

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  • English
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